2000 Brusset - Gigondas Tradition Le Grand Montmirail 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88(+?)

($24) Saturated ruby-red. Expressive aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, black olive, pepper and Provencal herbs. Offers a suave texture along with rather cool flavors of black cherry, menthol and shoe polish. Finishes with even, slightly drying tannins.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 100

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 90
Author: StuTarheel
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/04/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2014
This is admittedly on the backside of its life but is still very pleasing. Medium-bodied with blackberry and dried dark berry fruit. Nuances of earth, mushroom and leather. Tannins are fully absorbed leaving a smooth, soft, elegant mouthfeel. Medium length finish.

Rating: 87
Author: Zarm
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 10/17/2012
Over the hill a bit. Opened up with air. Brambly, good acidity and little tannin left. Fruit fading a bit.

Average rating: 90, based on 3 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

194 bottles owned by 58 collectors.

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About This Producer

Based in the rustic, quaint and compact village of Cairanne, Domaine Brusset (founded in 1947 by Andre Brusset) wines are the epitome of great Syrah. This 90-hectare estate produces exquisite Gigondas that are at once elegant and jam-packed with layers and textures that belie their humble origins. Andre's son Daniel and grandson Laurent follow traditional vinification methods - including some whole cluster fermentation, which extracts the maximum amount of both complexity and balanced concentration.

See other similar producers: E Guigal, Clos des Papes

Wine Varietal: Rhone Blend

"Rhone blends" are typically red wines comprised of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre in varying proportions. However, the red blends may also include any of the traditional varieties grown in the Rhone Valley such as the 14 allowed in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. There are also Rhone blend roses which use the same varieties as their red counterparts. White Rhone blends are typically some combination of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache blanc, and lesser varieties.

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